Nets guard Kyrie Irving shoots over Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen on Saturday in New York. Adam Hunger/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving scored 22 points while playing with Kevin Durant and James Harden for the first time in three months, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 105-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.

The eighth appearance of the season for Brooklyn’s Big Three wasn’t particularly pretty, with the Nets falling quickly into a 12-0 hole. But they had some sharp stretches and won their fourth straight, improving to 6-2 with their three All-Stars in the same game.

Durant shot just 4 for 17 but finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Harden had seven assists, five points and five rebounds while playing 25 minutes in his second game back from a hamstring injury.

But Brooklyn got 19 points and five 3-pointers from Jeff Green, while Bruce Brown had 16 points and 12 rebounds. The Nets ensured they would remain second in the Eastern Conference heading into the final day of the regular season.

LAKERS 122, PACERS 115: Anthony Davis scored 28 points and LeBron James returned after a six-game absence to score 24 to lead Los Angeles to a win in Indianapolis

The Lakers can notch the No. 6 seed if they win at New Orleans on Sunday and Portland loses to Denver that ay. If the Lakers finish No. 7, they will be in the play-in tournament against the No. 8 seed.

Davis, who missed the previous game because of a tight left thigh, sank 9 of 18 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds. James played 28 minutes, hitting 11 of 22 shots. James had eight assists and seven rebounds.

James had missed the last six games trying to recover from high ankle sprain. He missed six weeks and then returned to play two games. Davis had missed Wednesday’s game with Houston. Andre Drummond had 15 rebounds for the Lakers, who held a 45-37 rebounding edge.

KNICKS 118, HORNETS 109: Julius Randle had 33 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, and led an overtime surge that sent New York to a win at home

Reggie Bullock added 17 points for the Knicks, who improved to 40-31 and moved into a tie with the idle Atlanta Hawks for the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Miles Bridges had 30 points and Devonte Graham added 25 for the Hornets, who have lost four straight games.

SUNS 140, SPURS 103: Devin Booker had 27 points and visiting Phoenix maintained its hope of earning the top spot in the Western Conference with a victory over the short-handed San Antonio.

Phoenix moved within a game of Utah for first in the West. The Jazz conclude their season Sunday in Sacramento while the Suns close a two-game series in San Antonio. Phoenix swept the season series against Utah.

Keldon Johnson had 18 points to lead San Antonio, which previously clinched 10th in the West and will face either Memphis or Golden State on the road Wednesday.

BUCKS 122, HEAT 108: Khris Middleton and Bryn Forbes each scored 21 points to help Milwaukee win at home in a potential first-round playoff series preview.


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